In The News: Life-Long Santa Rosan Bassignani Still Plays In Beloved Drum Corps
Nello Bassignani likes vegetables well enough, as you’d expect a vigorous 100-year-old would. But he knew long ago he didn’t care to spend his life planting and plucking them.
As a kid in west Santa Rosa’s Little Italy district, Bassignani helped his immigrant parents reap a lean living from a leased garden whose soil lies today beneath Dutton Avenue.
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